I am a Clinical Social Worker and Life Coach. I’m licensed as an LCSW in North Carolina and North Dakota, with 9 years of experience working as a Psychotherapist I've worked with a diverse demographic of clients, to include working with families, specializing in grade school children teenagers, and young adults. I've also worked with clients with a myriad of diagnoses, such as anxiety, depression, ADD, ODD, relationships and adjustment issues. I possess years of experience with military service members and their families, here in the U.S. and abroad.
My approach to counseling is to meet the client where they are. I'm welcoming, compassionate, and non-judgmental. I look at the whole picture to include a client's environment and support systems to better assess the client’s needs and goals. I utilize various Evidence Based Practices and interventions, to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address depression and anxiety, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Problem Solving Therapy to address coping skills and develop problem solving strategies. Your treatment plan will be specifically designed with you for successful goal achievement. Making a decision for therapy is one that requires strength and courage. You did it! Let me help you get to your desired place of peace and joy!
Additional areas of focus: Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Infidelity, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
ND LCSW 6396
NC LCSW C008658
Ms Laura is amazing! I have never had a therapist like her and she always honest. She gives me home when I feel lost. I am truly happy that I connected with her. ☺️
Written on Aug 02, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Great therapist! New to therapy for the most part and it has helped me a lot lately.
Written on Apr 15, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd
She listens very well; I feel safe to tell her my problems. She helps me with a lot of the issues that I am having. Thank you very much!!!
Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Laura has brought so much self awareness to my healing journey, I look forward to everything she gives me to reflect on and have learned more about myself lately than I knew was even missing.
Written on Dec 28, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
A wonderful woman, and a spectacular therapist. Friendly, and supportive yet direct, and to the point. Helped me figure out more about myself in 45 minutes than I’d ever known.
Written on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management
Always can read my mind and makes me comfortable
Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem